17 Jan SmartMLS to Move Forward with RPR®
January 22, 2018 – Chicago, IL – SmartMLS Inc., the Multiple Listing Service, formed from the merger of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (CTMLS) and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (GFC CMLS), has executed a Data Content License Agreement with Realtors Property Resource, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to license SmartMLS data to RPR’s national property database.
“SmartMLS members have expressed interest in RPR so we are proud to be a part of RPR and offer its data reporting and tools to our membership,” said Kathy Elson, SmartMLS CEO. “We always want to offer the best tools and services to our members and Realtors Property Resource® will be an asset for our more than 17,000 members.”
“Since its initial launch in 2010 RPR’s mission has been to assist REALTORS® in saving money through increased efficiencies and access to valuable parcel-centric data, and to be more profitable by leveraging advanced tools, reports and mobile applications,” said RPR® CEO Dale Ross. “It’s gratifying to see RPR partners like SmartMLS make the full suite of RPR’s products available to their REALTORS® through this agreement.”
“Connecticut REALTORS® was pleased to learn the SmartMLS Board voted to move forward with RPR. This NAR dues-based service is optimized with integration of MLS listing content,” relays Cindy Butts, CEO of Connecticut REALTORS®.
“RPR was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the exceptional leadership at SmartMLS and Connecticut REALTORS®. Their diligent review and consideration of RPR has led an exciting partnership and the ability for the REALTOR® members of SmartMLS to include their listing content data in the RPR platform. We’re looking forward to working with all of our Connecticut constituents in 2018” Said VP of Industry Relations Ron France
About Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)
Realtors Property Resource, LLC® (RPR®), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, is an exclusive online real estate database created to support the core competence of its members. The parcel centric database, covering more than 160 million residential and commercial U.S. properties, provides REALTORS® with the analytical power to help clients make informed decisions while increasing efficiency in the marketplace. For more information about RPR, visit: http://blog.narrpr.com.
The SmartMLS territory spans the state of Connecticut, an area of over 5,500 square miles. Centrally located between New York City and Boston, Connecticut provides direct access for commuters by both road and rail. Home to multi-national corporations Electric Boat, Sikorsky, and the largest concentration of insurance companies anywhere, Connecticut earns its moniker of the “Insurance Capital of the World.” With some of the finest public and private K-12 schools in the country, Connecticut also offers elite colleges and universities including Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity and UCONN. SmartMLS, Inc. is a Connecticut non-stock, for profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of twelve brokers and one agent.